Project Controller - Building Surveyor
The Major Works Section is seeking a suitably qualified building professional who wishes to develop their already sound technical skills within a small professional team. We have a permanent and a 12 month fixed term role.
The successful applicant will be joining an established team which has an exceptional record of maintaining and improving the Councils housing stock whilst achieving a high level of resident satisfaction using both traditional and non-traditional procurement routes.
The role of Project Controller entails responsibility from inception through to completion for a broad range of projects managing a multi-disciplinary team of external consultants. The section manages projects on the full range of the Councils stock, ranging from Victorian street properties through to high rise housing estates.
You will hold a relevant qualification with experience of supervising a broad range of building/construction projects with a particular emphasis on high rise buildings and the problems found with this type of construction.
The Housing & Regeneration Department has an ambitious new build programme which the Major Works Section will be assisting the Regeneration Team in achieving.
This position is integral to the continuing success of the Housing & Regeneration Department during the current period of dynamic change, so presents an exciting opportunity for professional development.
We are looking to recruit to one permanent and one fixed term role, please specify in your supporting statement which role you are interested in.
The position offers working arrangements that can contribute to a healthy work-life balance. These can include compressed hours, flexi-time, home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental/training opportunities are also offered.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 21st April 2019
Shortlisting Date: Friday 3rd May 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
(COVID-19) - information for job applicants
Given the ongoing situation, we have not set a closing date for this job vacancy. We are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of:
· increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
· the need to support more vigilant public health measures.
We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.